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spoke with couple. >> jenny and aaron moyer describe the sweetest 4-year-old boy you could ever meet. >> he's our son in our hearts. >> he lives in an orphanage where they visited him a few months ago with the intention of adopting him. >> we know there is an orphan crisis with children with special needs in that area of the world. that is something that we are open to. the child that we are pursuing has downs syndrome. >> even though the process is nearly complete, the moyers who live in georgia are facing the russian parliament that approved the bill to bar american couples from adopting russian children. president putin indicated he will sign it into law. >> if it really happens, those families are not going to be able to adopt the kids even if all the legal processes already have been in place. much more important, let's focus on the children. what it means is the children will remain institutionalized. >> some see the russian bill as retaliation for a law that places financial restrictions on russians accused of human rights violatio violations. it has visas on travel to the uni
though the process is nearly complete the moyers who link in georgia are facing what could be an insurmountable issue. president vat i mer putin is looking to sign it. much more important let's focus on the children, what it means is those children will remain institutionalized. >> some see the russian bill as retaliation for new america law places financial restrigss on russians accused of human rights violations. it also denies them visas for travel to the united states. according to statistics by the united states department, the number of adoptions has increased significantly in 2004. in 2004 the number was more than 5, 800 compared to only 962 last year. only the last 22 years americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children, more than any other country. >> we remain committed to supporting inter-country adoptions. it's too important to be linked to political aspects of our relationship. >> reporter: the bottom line, says this expert, it is ultimately the children who will suffer because there aren't enough families in russia willing to adopt. >> there are some
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